Kimberly Cline Callahan, age 57, of Ellenboro, NC died Saturday, October 7th at her home. Kim was born August 9th, 1960 in Tokyo Japan where her parents were stationed while her father served as a medical officer in the United States Air Force. Kim grew up in Durham, North Carolina and graduated from Jordan High School in Durham. She then went on to pursue her undergraduate degree in Biology from Wake Forest University and she received her Bachelor’s in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kim served as a registered nurse for 34 years, 21 of those years spent at Hospice of Cleveland County, where she served as Director of Nursing at both Wendover and Testa hospice houses.
She was a true example of servant leadership with her staff. Kim was a dedicated member of the Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Club, and was recognized as Ruritan of the year numerous times. She was also a beloved member of Liberty Baptist Church in Ellenboro, NC. Kim was a faithful member of the choir, Sunday school teacher, and Awana leader. She also led the women’s ministry for many years in bible study, retreats, and other special events.
She is preceded in death by her father, Dr. John William Cline.
Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Tim Callahan, daughters Sarah and Whitney, mother Sally Cline of Graham, NC, brothers Steve Cline and wife Maggie, of Atlanta, GA, David Cline and wife Christy, of Albemarle, NC, Todd Cline and wife Kelly, of Burlington, NC, sister-in-law Tyra Jones and husband Bruce of Lake Wylie, SC, brother-in-law, Randy Callahan of California, mother-in-law Dorothy Jones and husband Myles, of Mooresboro, NC, numerous nieces and nephews, and close friends who are like family.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 10th, at 4:00 at Liberty Baptist Church in Ellenboro with Dr. Mack Tester, Reverend Owen Duncan and Dr. Ron Lynch officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, October 9th from 5:00 until 8:00 at The Padgett and King Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 953 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Liberty Baptist Church Building fund, Post Office Box 1000, Ellenboro, NC 28040 .
The Padgett and King Mortuary & Crematory is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at www.padgettking.com
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Melissa lit a candle on Oct 12 2017 09:50:27 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kim was a wonderful lady who always made you feel good just being around her. She was elegant and first class in every way. A true example of what we all should strive to be. I know you will all miss her dearly. May God give you comfort in the memories of her.
Submitted by Michaelle Waters on Oct 10 2017 11:58:06 AM
Tim and family, we are sorry for the loss of Kim, but she is in a better place. She is at rest with no more struggle of that terrible disease. Our prayers are for you and the girls. Brenda,Linnie & Hoyle Jones
Submitted by Brenda Walker on Oct 10 2017 11:02:37 AM
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile & leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same." Author unknown. I thought this was an excellent example of the impact that Kim had on the lives that she touched. My heart goes out to the family. May the family feel peace and comfort during the days ahead.
Submitted by Dorothy Reynolds on Oct 9 2017 05:35:16 PM
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Margaret Towery lit a candle on Oct 9 2017 04:31:19 PM
I will always remember Kim for her hard work and willingness to do any job at Wendover Hospice House. She will be missed but loved by all.
Submitted by Margaret Towery on Oct 9 2017 04:29:52 PM
I am very sorry to hear of Kim's passing. I did not know her personally but have worked with her husband Tim, for more than 30 years. I admire Tim and respect him greatly. I'm glad to know Kim placed her faith in the righteous hands of Jesus Christ. We find power and comfort in His name.
Submitted by Keith Heaton on Oct 9 2017 01:37:20 PM
So very sorry for you and your family, may God's love give you peace and comfort during this difficult.
Submitted by Linda Brummett on Oct 9 2017 12:26:37 PM
Sorry to hear of Kim's passing. I know she was an awesome, strong person by all the good things people have said about her. Peace and comfort, prayers and love to you and your girls.
Submitted by Sherrie Bostic on Oct 9 2017 11:54:07 AM
So sorry to hear of Kim's passing. Our prayers are with the family. May precious memories comfort each of you. So thankful we got to see her at the Cline Reunion in July. Alice & Jim
Submitted by Alice Sturdivant Bishop on Oct 9 2017 10:07:48 AM
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